Search:

Type: Posts; User: Ecurb; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    851

    Geez, Kev! What's with the anti-violence? First...

    Geez, Kev! What's with the anti-violence? First you can't stand Frank Gresham because he horse-whipped the cad who jilted his sister, and now you dislike Rikki-Tikki-Tavi because he saved a family...
  2. Replies
    2
    Views
    854

    I'm not an expert, but in "Bend in the River"...

    I'm not an expert, but in "Bend in the River" V.S. Naipal described a 20th century slave who was more like part of the family (this was in Africa, and the family was of Indian descent). I think...
  3. Replies
    5
    Views
    851

    Perhaps another reason for Kipling's declining...

    Perhaps another reason for Kipling's declining reputation is the popularity of "If". How many school children have memorized and recited this jingoistic poem? Kipling was talented (even his most...
  4. Replies
    5
    Views
    851

    Rights, Duty, and Kipling

    Few famous poets, novelists and short story writers have felt the scorn of time more than Rudyard Kipling. He is reviled for his moral failures and for being the “poet of Empire”.

    There's more...
  5. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,008

    Stegner wrote "Big Rock Candy Mountain" 30+...

    Stegner wrote "Big Rock Candy Mountain" 30+ years before he wrote "Angel of Repose". It is more straight forward in its presentation, but involves many of the same family issues and a similar...
  6. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,008

    I can't seem to edit my post. A correction: "Big...

    I can't seem to edit my post. A correction: "Big Rock Candy Mountain" was copyrighted in 1938, but wasn't published until 1943. Stegner said he would never publish it while his real-life father was...
  7. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,008

    Big Rock Candy Mountain

    Wallace Stegner is known as the dean of American “Western” writers. “Big Rock Candy Mountain” is his first successful novel, published in 1938. It is autobiographical, centering around the married...
  8. Replies
    2
    Views
    896

    Or is it "edition"? Sorry for the homophone.

    Or is it "edition"? Sorry for the homophone.
  9. Replies
    7,150
    Views
    1,269,932

    I saw it in the theater, and I remember Kubrik's...

    I saw it in the theater, and I remember Kubrik's obsession with faces -- long, almost endless closeups of strange and interesting faces. He always liked faces (hence interesting faces like Jack...
  10. Replies
    2
    Views
    896

    The Chinese Addition

    One of my long-time girlfriend's books was just translated into Chinese. She gave me one of the promotional copies. I can't read it, of course, but I like looking at the beautiful Chinese...
  11. Thread: Text and author

    by Ecurb
    Replies
    5
    Views
    239

    Francis Bacon in his play Merchant of Venice.

    Francis Bacon in his play Merchant of Venice.
  12. Jane Austen chimes in, from Northanger Abbey,...

    Jane Austen chimes in, from Northanger Abbey, published posthumously in 1819 (or so), but written in the 1790s.
  13. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,734

    I think it was Ezra Pound who thought that all...

    I think it was Ezra Pound who thought that all poets should be trained to translate poetry in order to learn form without worrying about content.
  14. Thread: Public Nudity

    by Ecurb
    Replies
    256
    Views
    71,330

    Per Robert Graves:

    Per Robert Graves:
  15. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,866

    When Roth lost out in his last chance to be...

    When Roth lost out in his last chance to be honored by the Nobel committee, he was asked, "What do you think of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for literature?"

    "Oh, I have nothing against the...
  16. Replies
    1
    Views
    311

    Beauty in the Time of Covid

    Venice is too crowded. Not now, though. Look at how lovely she looks without the crowds, to a beautiful song:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=J8zgIr6meic
  17. Thread: Public Nudity

    by Ecurb
    Replies
    256
    Views
    71,330

    Have you ever seen Michaelangelo's David?

    Have you ever seen Michaelangelo's David?
  18. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,734

    As the Buddhists say, "Blessed are the...

    As the Buddhists say, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God "
  19. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,734

    "Be fruitful and multiply," said the Lord. This...

    "Be fruitful and multiply," said the Lord. This thread appears to be multiplying, but "fruitful" it is not. Have a good day, JCamilo, and "rank" philosophers any way you choose.
  20. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,734

    What bunk! JCamilo thinks that claiming that...

    What bunk! JCamilo thinks that claiming that all people have a human duty to develop their own philosophies "shows a contempt and undervalluing of Philosophy." (sic.) Huh?

    I'll grant that I...
  21. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,734

    Specialized training and expertise are wonderful...

    Specialized training and expertise are wonderful things, but (contrary to the adage) if something is worth doing it is worth doing badly. We can be athletes and never make an Olympic team; we can be...
  22. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,734

    Thanks for setting me straight, JCamilo. It was...

    Thanks for setting me straight, JCamilo. It was silly of me to think I could develop my own set of ethics (moral code), or that I could try to figure out what to believe based on what kinds of...
  23. I would never deny the artist the right to create...

    I would never deny the artist the right to create whatever worlds (metaphorically) he wants to create, and write about them however he wants to write about them. I could equally ask, who am I to...
  24. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,734

    Ideas, my dear Degas, are inseparable from words....

    Ideas, my dear Degas, are inseparable from words. Symbolic logic requires symbols, as well as logic. The professional philosophy with which jcamilo is enamored is expressed in words. Ideas create...
  25. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,734

    Philosophy is both a specialized field, and the...

    Philosophy is both a specialized field, and the eternal province of “all men”. Anyone who has political ideals is (in English) described as having a “political philosophy.” Of course some great...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4